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Forum: Touring
11-03-12, 12:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,518
Posted By Nitram

I have had exactly the same thing happen to me....

I have had exactly the same thing happen to me. Its a scary noise!
11-29-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 194,973
Posted By Nitram

Some nice loads here guys.... I got a free...

Some nice loads here guys....
I got a free computer chair last night

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/larry_emder/Trailer.jpg
11-23-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By Nitram

I use this one. used on boards up to 7ft. it...

I use this one. used on boards up to 7ft. it works fine
http://www.carversurfracks.com/csrmini.html
06-05-09, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nitram

Yeah the surfboard was fine but the rack was...

Yeah the surfboard was fine but the rack was broken. I wouldnt use a surfboard rack that bolts onto the rack mounts again. Oh yeah and ive made a pvc one too but i crashed and broke that...
06-03-09, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nitram

Just make surf you go slow. I crashed going down...

Just make surf you go slow. I crashed going down the hill to the beach with my surfboard on the back....it wasnt much fun!
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,531
Posted By Nitram

Initially it was because i lost my licence for...

Initially it was because i lost my licence for speeding

Then it was because its good for the environment (I sold my car as well)

Now its because I can stay fit and not do any 'real' excercise,...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,582
Posted By Nitram

Is there a website you guys use to find out...

Is there a website you guys use to find out grades?

edit - just saw the link!

Just checked out my 'monster hill' - 299 feet in 0.62 miles. Gets up to a 20% grade. Feels like 45%!
05-04-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,382
Posted By Nitram

If its a thick bodied acoustic sort of guitar i...

If its a thick bodied acoustic sort of guitar i wear a guitar backpack. It can get sweaty though.
If its a solid body electric i use a well padded gig bag and strap it to my rear rack with bungee...
04-30-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nitram

Yeah, i think i'll get a trailer 'for now' and...

Yeah, i think i'll get a trailer 'for now' and look at rigging up a real nice longtail down the track.
Thanks all
04-29-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nitram

Thanks for the offer mate. Looks like you've...

Thanks for the offer mate.
Looks like you've done a good job......but i'd just be worried about the frame breaking at high speeds....what do you reckon?
04-16-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nitram

I dont have the tools or the skills to make my...

I dont have the tools or the skills to make my own but thanks for the suggestion.

Anyone know what the differences are between the Yuba Mundo and the Kona Ute? Does the Kona not have Wideloaders?...
04-12-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nitram

Thanks for the help people. I am also not very...

Thanks for the help people. I am also not very mechanically minded so maybe the yuba is the right bike for me.
04-12-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nitram

Lightbulb Longtails

I've been keenly reading your threads here on your various longtails and am nearly 100% sold on getting one. Being a surfer and a musician makes some sort of longtail cargo bike almost a necessity...
02-24-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 26,845
Posted By Nitram

Looks pretty awesome. Wish i could knock...

Looks pretty awesome. Wish i could knock something up like that!
02-08-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Nitram

thanks for the links guys. the electrobikes...

thanks for the links guys.

the electrobikes site has some nice ones....wish i lived closer though
02-06-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Nitram

Aussie E-bikers

What e-bike's are you riding and where did you get them from? (or where did you get the battery/motor if its a diy)

Thanks!
06-27-08, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By Nitram

Is 200 watts enough power?

In australia electric bicycles can be at maximum 200w (or so i have heard).

Would 200w be enough power to make it worthwhile? Could it help me up a steep hill with 30kg's of groceries? (i can...
Forum: Touring
06-13-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Nitram

thanks heaps! i'll get planning my only...

thanks heaps!

i'll get planning

my only worry is snow :(:(:(
Forum: Touring
06-12-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Nitram

Melb to Sydney....route planning

Planning to ride from melbourne to sydney in a couple of weeks but not sure what route i'm going to take. Only prerequisite is that i want to visit a mate in canberra....but apart from that i'm open...
05-05-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,102
Posted By Nitram

25kg of chicken feed

25kg of chicken feed
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nitram

Funny read

http://copenhagengirlsonbikes.blogspot.com/2008/03/terminology-folly.html

I love it!
03-12-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Nitram

Thumbs up That trike is sooo cool!

That trike is sooo cool!
03-12-08, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Nitram

Golf!

Just bought a set of golf clubs.....without thinking of how i'm going to get it to the course :rolleyes:

I was thinking that a cool idea would be to attach the buggy to the rear of the...
03-12-08, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Nitram

Heavy loads in rear - Front wheel lifts off ground

Does anyone else have this problem when the rear of the bike is loaded up?

Occurs when i'm going up steep hills

What do you do to cure this? Just simply load the front with more of the weight?
03-12-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,576
Posted By Nitram

I have carried my sister/friends short distances...

I have carried my sister/friends short distances on my ride....but its lacking bum support and foot pegs.

I think its a bit dangerous at speed without the foot pegs....the passenger tends to...
02-02-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,072
Posted By Nitram

I've figured theres about 5 or 6 that i'd really...

I've figured theres about 5 or 6 that i'd really like to have:

* Touring Style, fenders, rack and panniers - already have

* Folding bike - for obvious reasons

* Tandem - for social reasons
...
01-28-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 26,622
Posted By Nitram

I read a good book called "better off" by Eric...

I read a good book called "better off" by Eric Brende....pretty inspiring...check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/Better-Off-Flipping-Switch-Technology/dp/0060570040
01-15-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,748
Posted By Nitram

wish we had them in aus. barely enough room for a...

wish we had them in aus. barely enough room for a bike on the trains here :eek:
12-29-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,072
Posted By Nitram

Your dream car free stable

If you could buy any amount of bicycles and any type.......

How many would you have and what types for a car free life?

Cheers
12-16-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Nitram

Stripped Threads

Hi all, I've managed to strip 2 threads, where the rear rack attaches to the frame (to much swapping between the rear rack and my surfboard rack, and not enough attention to the task)

Whats some...
12-16-07, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By Nitram

I'm in. Where we all moving?

I'm in. Where we all moving?
Forum: Commuting
11-27-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 31,099
Posted By Nitram

Saw a group of naked men one night, walking on...

Saw a group of naked men one night, walking on the road. They had just been for a swim at the beach. They reported that the water was warm
11-26-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Nitram

Yep, there are a few (at the more popular beach i...

Yep, there are a few (at the more popular beach i go to), and that was my plan.

At the other places that are 'off the beaten track' and require a walk to get to, most surfers leave their stuff...
11-26-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Nitram

Lightbulb Surfing!

Anyone else ride to the beach?

Just rigged up a board rack for my ride..works fine, but the board acts like a sail at times which could prove dangerous at high speeds...
11-25-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By Nitram

I strap my backpack to the top of my rack (using...

I strap my backpack to the top of my rack (using an inner tube)

It moves around a little bit.....but it works.
10-17-07, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,480
Posted By Nitram

My favourite bit about those mountain bikes is...

My favourite bit about those mountain bikes is the little sticker that says:





"Not for off-road use"

:eek::eek::eek:
10-16-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,275
Posted By Nitram

Taking care of your 'engine' and riding styles

So, as carfree peoples, your body is your engine.....how do you keep it in good condition, clean, and ready to deliver day in/day out?

Since being carfree (a few weeks now) i've had days where i...
10-11-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,400
Posted By Nitram

Funny vid!

Funny vid!
Forum: Touring
10-11-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By Nitram

if i ever start touring....i'm definately guna...

if i ever start touring....i'm definately guna get one of these hammocks
10-11-07, 01:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,721
Posted By Nitram

bikeguy......thats is an awesome collection. How...

bikeguy......thats is an awesome collection. How do you decide which one to ride?

* Begins planning to look for free/cheap bikes *
10-11-07, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,677
Posted By Nitram

:beer: Thats more like it

:beer:

Thats more like it
10-11-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,677
Posted By Nitram

Good cycling clothes that dont look like 'cycling clothes'

Have been getting mighty sweaty in the normal stuff i've been wearing as of late....even in cooler nights!

But i dont want to wear the tight pants and shirts that are commonly associated with...
10-10-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Nitram

You were right! The wheel wasnt sitting correctly...

You were right! The wheel wasnt sitting correctly (although it appeared to be). Back to normal now :D

Thanks for the help. I'll practice putting the wheel back on properly.

Time to go for a...
10-10-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Nitram

Front brake pads move when taking quick release wheel on/off

Title basically sums it up. When i take off my front quick release wheel (to lock it up with my rear wheel), the brake pads seem to move a little bit.
Thus, when i put the wheel back on, the pads...
10-10-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Nitram

Nice 'bling' factor!

Nice 'bling' factor!
10-03-07, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Nitram

Honestly.....i'm not really a drummer! Just a...

Honestly.....i'm not really a drummer! Just a guitarist who tries to drum.

I'm back! And i got the cymbal and stand...i guess that means mission successful?! Jeez it was tough though.....

I...
10-02-07, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Nitram

I'll report back on how i went tomorrow. And on...

I'll report back on how i went tomorrow. And on how many funny looks i get :) But thats half the fun isnt it?

Better bring a few spare tubes :D
10-02-07, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Nitram

Lightbulb Transporting a cymbal and stand

Just bought a 20 inch ride cymbal and a stand from a (not so) local music shop - about 9 miles away).
Any ideas on how i'm going to be able to carry it on my bike?


My idea was to strap the...
09-24-07, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,700
Posted By Nitram

thanks for the photos everyone. i recently bought...

thanks for the photos everyone. i recently bought a superflash for the rear and a blaze for the front. Pretty happy with these for now

Jeffb, you have definitely convinced me to get a reflective...
09-21-07, 01:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 87,354
Posted By Nitram

Heres my new 'car replacement'. My first real...

Heres my new 'car replacement'. My first real bike too. I love it! Avanti Blade Sport

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/larry_emder/IMG_1588-1.jpg

Thanks to everyone for the help and...
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